Wednesday, October 5, 2016

“Yellow Face” at Firescape Theatre, S.F. through October 30

In his semi-autobiographical play, “Yellow Face,” David Henry Hwang takes an acerbic look at race, cultural identity, politics and the media in America through a mix of personal accounts and wild imaginings.

L-R: David Henry Hwang (Jeffrey Sun, who also directs), HYH (Alfonso Faustino) and Leah Anne Cho (Jennifer Vo and other characters) in "Yellow Face." Photo: Firescape Theatre

Both humorous and poignant, the story centers around the events that transpire after Hwang mistakenly casts a white male, Marcus G. Dahlman, as an Asian man in one of the leading roles of his play. Hwang also explores the relationship with his father, HYH.

L-R: Marcus G. Dahlman (Roman Moretti) and HYH (Alfonso Faustino). Photo: Firescape Theatre
Through October 30. Tickets: $15-$30.
Firescape Theatre
The Beverly Hills Playhouse of San Francisco
414 Mason St., Ste. 502, S.F. (415) 449-1919,

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